Jul 2, 2009

Getting William to not wake up at night

Okay, if you read yesterday's post you would know that William was sick and waking up throughout the night. I knew I had to do something about this since this means Dwayne and I are not getting our sleep either. We do not do the pick up at night thing or the sleep in our bed thing so I had to think hard. I came up with something. As a matter of fact, it is what has worked all along. Strangely William can go 6-8 weeks sleeping perfectly through the night them Bam! He starts waking up a few times at night for about 2-3 days. I end up changing his bedding and voila, he goes back to sleeping through with no interruption. I have even found that moving his crib around to the opposite side of the room seems to do the trick. Your boy Dwayne aka "Ismail the Great" likes to call it Feng Shui. You let him tell the story he would say he made it all up on his own! I find it amazing how subtle changes can make a huge difference.

Do you have any tricks to getting your baby/toddler to sleep through the night? If so please share.

2 comments:

  1. When my son was a little over a year old, at the pediatrician's recommendation, we started letting our son "cry it out" when he woke up during the night. It was as hard for us as it was for him, but it took only 2 nights, and he's been a through the night sleeper ever since (rare exceptions). He's 5 now.

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  2. WOW, never in a million years would I think of switching things around.

    My trick- "Get back to bed! Its 5 am and you think its time to wake up? NO!" that's my trick. Then I just feel bad when I lay back down.

    Seriously though, Jaimen has been getting up in the night. The only way I know he is awake? My dog tries to jump on our bed in hopes of getting away from him, because he cuddles up on the dog bed. I think he is to scared to let me know he is awake anymore :( mean mom.

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